Magnus Carlsen

Popular Norwegian Chess Grandmaster and also known for three-time World Rapid Chess Champion and five-time World Blitz Chess Champion

Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen-popular Norwegian chess grandmaster, also known as a three-time World Rapid Chess Champion and five-time World Blitz- Chess Champion-source-Forbes

 Magnus Carlsen is a popular Norwegian chess grandmaster who is the reigning five-time World Chess Champion. He is well-known as a three-time World Rapid Chess Champion and five-time World Blitz Chess Champion.

Magnus Carlsen | Early Life, Family, and Education

He was born on 30th November 1990 in Tønsberg, Norway to his father, Henrik Albert Carlsen, and his mother Sigrun Øen.

He holds Norwegian nationality and belongs to a Caucasian white ethnic background and his horoscope is Sagittarius.

His parents lived in Espoo, Finland, for a year and then in Brussels, Belgium, before moving back to Norway in 1998. After that, they lived in Lommedalen, Bærum, and later moved to Haslum.

Additionally, he has a sister whose name is still unknown. Although his father, Henrik Albert Carlsen is an IT Consultant while his mother is a Chemical Engineer.

At an early age, he was interested in chess while his father was also an amateur chess player Meanwhile, Carlsen showed high intellectual capacity early as he solved 50-piece jigsaw puzzles at the age of 2 itself.

As for education, there isn’t any information about his schooling and college.  After finishing primary school, Carlsen participated in international chess tournaments held in Europe during the fall season of 2003.

Although, he participated in the 1999 Norwegian Chess Championship in the youngest age category. At the age of 8 years old, he was able to manage to score 6.5 points in 11 games.

After that, she started training with International Master (IM) Ringdal Hansen. Later on, he returned to complete secondary education at a sports school.

 Magnus Carlsen | Early Career

Carlsen made notable progress and was able to gain over a thousand rating points to reach a (PR) performance rating of around 2000.

Carlsen had already played in 300-rated tournaments in 2000. He had obtained three IM norms making him an International Master.

Grandmaster Career

He finished tied third in the European U-14 Boys Championship in 2003.  Carlsen went on to play in the senior circuit in 2004.

Additionally, Carlsen achieved his third GM norm at the Dubai Open Chess Championships and he became Grandmaster at the age of 13 itself.

He participated in the FIDE World Chess Championships that year but lost in the first round itself.

Moreover, Carlsen stunned the world by beating world no.10 Alexei Shirov in 2005 at the age of 15. After winning, he announced himself on the big stage.

Magnus Carlsen | Professional Career

Initially, he played brilliantly at the 2006 Norwegian Chess Championship but lost to Berge Østenstad in the last round. He competed with several opponents in the prestigious Linares chess tournament in 2007.
Although, Carlsen played against top-rated players like Veselin Topalov, Viswanathan Anand, Peter Svidler, Alexander Morozevich, and Levon Aronian, and achieved a second place.
He is regarded as the youngest person ever to win a category 18 tournament in August 2007 when he won the International Chess Festival Biel Grandmaster Tournament.
Carlsen shared first place with Levon Aronian in the Corus chess tournament, becoming the youngest person ever to win a category 20 tournament in 2008.
He won the World Blitz Championship in Moscow and then entered the London Chess Classic in 2009.
He defeated former world champion, Vladimir Kramnik. After that, FIDE announced that Carlsen was the top player in the world in January 2010. Magnus Carlsen competed with world chess champion Viswanathan Anand in the World Chess Championship in Chennai, India in 2013.
Meanwhile, Carlsen won the championship 6½–3½ by winning games five, six, and nine and drawing the remainder.
After that, he became the new world chess champion, the second-youngest player (after Kasparov) to win the world title.
Additionally, he also competed with Anand in a match for the title of World Chess Champion in November 2014 and successfully defended his World Champion title.

Awards and Achievements

He was nominated for the Chess Oscars held by Russian Chess Magazine, 64, for 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Kevin had been honored as he was awarded the “Pete Gynt Award,” in 2011.

Although, he also became on the “Times 100 most Influential People in the World” list.

Additionally, he won the “Name of the year,”  which was awarded by Norwegian Tabloid, Verdens Gang twice in 2009 and 2013.

Net worth and Salary

Regarding his net worth and salary status, Carlsen was a very successful chess player who played in the World Rapid Chess Champion.

Carlsen gained so much fame and recognition and earned a good fortune of wealth from his fantastic career in his lifetime.

Furthermore, Carlsen had an estimated net worth is approximately $8 million from his impactful performance throughout the season as the World Chess Champion. Whereas, he earns an annual salary of $1 million.

Rumors and Controversy

Regrading his rumors and controversy, Magnus Carlsen was rumored to be having an affair with a female named Synne Christin Larsen in 2017.

Meanwhile, Carlsen’s manager, Espen Agdestein confirmed the couple’s relationship with Seoghr. no. but Carlsen wanted to keep it private.

Magnus Carlsen has previously dated Synne Christin Larsen while his Facebook page is the source of this image.

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Personal Life and Relationship

Talking about his love life, Carlsen is happily relationship with Elisabet Lorentzen Djønne.

Elisabet Lorentzen Djønne and Magnus Carlsen
Magnus Carlsen with his current Elisabet Lorentzen Djønne-source-News Beezer

Meanwhile, Magnus Carlsen confirmed he had a girlfriend through an Instagram post on 1st January 2020.

The love birds had been dating almost for two years now. Although, the Chess Grandmaster and the Norwegian beauty became Instagram official at the beginning of 2020.

Her girlfriend, Elisabet is from Hardanger in Western Norway and studied Criminology at the University of Oslo.

Moreover, Magnus Carlsen’s girlfriend has not appeared in any pictures on his Instagram lately. While they are deciding to maintain the privacy of their relationship.

Previously, Magnus Carlsen was in a relationship with Synne Christin Larsen in 2017. They had dated since March 2017 and separated from each other in 2018. There is a lack of information regarding his ex-girlfriend.

Body Measurement and Heights

Discussing his body measurements, Magnus Carlsen is a famous Norwegian chess grandmaster with an athletic body posture in his lifetime.

At that time, Carlsen stands with a tall height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.78 m), and his body weight is 68 kg.

Furthermore, he has a beautiful pair of brown eyes with light brown hair color.

Social Media Presence

Regarding his social media platforms, Magnus Carlsen is very active on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

With his talent and skills as the World Rapid Chess Champion, he has drawn tons of fans’ attention to his social media account.

His Twitter profile has gained over 647.9K followers.

Furthermore, he has more than 715K followers on his Instagram profile, while his Facebook has around 691K followers.

Magnus Carlsen | FAQs

Who has defeated Magnus Carlsen?

Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa has defeated Magnus Carlsen.

Can Magnus reach 2900?

Neither he will reach 2900 nor he will ever even get within 30 points of it.

How many losses does Magnus have?

 Magnus loses 3 games in the 2021 World Blitz Championship, Aronian is a half-point ahead.

Who’s the highest-rated chess player ever?

Magnus Carlsen is the highest-rated chess player ever i.e. 2882.

What is the height of Magnus Carlsen?

Magnus stands 5 feet 8 inches tall which is 1.78m.

How rich is Magnus Carlsen?

He is a popular Norwegian chess grandmaster and has a net worth of $8 million.

What nationality is Carlsen?

He holds Norwegian nationality.

Is Magnus Carlsen in a relationship?

Currently, Carlsen is in a happy relationship with Elisabet Lorentzen Djønne.

Quick Facts about Magnus:

  • Full Name: Sven Magnus Øen Carlsen
  • Birth Date: 30th November 1990
  • Birth Place: Tønsberg, Norway
  • Nickname: Magnus Carlsen
  • Country: Norway
  • Gender: Male
  • Horoscope: Sagittarius
  • Marital Status: Relationship
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Profession: Chess Grandmaster
  • Net Worth: $8 million
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Light Brown
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Social Media: FacebookTwitterInstagram

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